Ralph Walter Roper Jr (1926 - 1983)

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Burial / Funeral

Houston National Cemetery
Section I Site 2811,
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Tx

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Last Known Residence

Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Walter

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Jr

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1926 - In the year that Ralph Walter Roper Jr was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1952 - By the time he was 26 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1964 - Ralph was 38 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1976 - By the time he was 50 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1983 - In the year of Ralph Walter Roper Jr's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Ralph Walter Roper Jr passed away on February 28, 1983 at 57 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Ralph. He was buried in Houston National Cemetery Section I Site 2811, Houston, Tx. He was born on February 23, 1926. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family. We know that Ralph Walter Roper Jr had been residing in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas.

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